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How to make a good cup of cinammon coffee?

I like my cinnammon in my coffee. But without sugar and milk, it taste horrid.

Anyone knows how to make a good cinnamon coffee the 4h body way?

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You should learn to drink coffee as it should be (from my point of view) : sugar and dairy free.

Just coffee. You will start to feel differences in coffee species and tastes, and maybe you will soon hate to alterate the taste with sugar or milk !

:-)

  • solana commented Feb 18th 2012:

    I agree. once I joined the black coffee band wagon from 4 packets of sugar, and 3 teaspoons of cream- i started enjoying different coffee varieties, my current fav is Blonde by starbucks. i usually add pinch of saigon cinammon to coffee powder and brew using Keurig. tastes amazing:-)

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I put a cinammon stick in the bottom of the coffee pot prior to brewing so it steeps in the hot coffee as it brews. It smells and tastes great! I also use a good brand of coffee because it is not as acidic or bitter. I use Whole Foods Early Morning Buzz.

  • kcsportsdoc commented May 18th 2011:
    That sounds really good, actually! I'm trying that tomorrow.
  • Nelly Tobias commented Aug 23rd 2012:

    I can't believe I've never thought to try that before. Awesome idea.

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I am a daily morning coffee junkie and usually add cream or milk and 2-3 packs of splenda. The thought of drinking coffee without cream or sweetener seemed out of the question. One week into the slow carb diet I tried just cream and was amazed that it was still drinkable... it seems that my taste buds are actually recalibrating (I am tasting sweetness in items I would have never considered to be sweet such as milk). Today I bought some kirkland brand cinnamon from costso and was shocked by how awesome it tastes just straight out of the shaker, It not only tasted insanely cinnamony(new word) but also sweet. I tried a generous amount in the bottom of my coffee cup before filling it and found it to be enjoyable to drink (not starbucks mocha enjoyable though). I think the trick is to drink it all within a few minutes of pouring as I found that the longer it sat the the more bitter / less enjoyable it became.

I am still experimenting to see what works the best.

  • serv84 commented Feb 17th 2011:
    Yesss! That Kirkland cinnamon from Costco is amazing: super high-quality, riduculous value and it lasts forever! I encourage everyone who can to buy it!
  • bradypatterson commented Apr 14th 2011:
    P.S. The Kirkland stuff is the same type (Saigon) that Tim mentions in the Glucose Switch chapter as being the most effective from his metrics. The other option is of course to take your dose in capsule form (like me) to avoid "polluting" your coffee.
  • likwidtek commented Jun 16th 2011:

    Same here. I am tasting sweet in things that I never thought would be sweet. So when I put cinnamon in my black coffee now it actually tastes pretty sweet.

  • CynthiaK commented Nov 28th 2011:

    I used to use Splenda and almond milk in my coffee until I became a slow carber.

    Then I went cold turkey and now drink my coffee black with cinnamon, even on cheat days!

    p.s. I also bought that Saigon Cinnamon from Costco!

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Most suggestions I've seen involve using a really good coffee - not the "cheap" (haha!) instant stuff - and really good cinnamon (preferably, grating your own, I guess).

I don't drink much coffee myself - but my fiancé is a coffeehound and getting him off the flavored non-dairy creamers was my biggest fear about us starting this challenge. He has managed to switch pretty effortlessly to cinnamon rather than creamer, but he does use a packet of Truvia to sweeten it. *shrug* Its a compromise. If he finds himself plateauing, he'll probably give it up, but thus far he seems to be doing well.

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I don't use cinammon in my coffe, but I have started using my Vanilla flavoured protein powder. I mix it in when it is hot, then add ice.It kind of taste like a strong McDonalds Ice Coffee. No milk, no cream? But no cinammon either.

  • Kelly Beluscak commented Aug 24th 2012:

    Awesome idea! I don't have sweet cravings very often and usually only drink the vanilla protein powder before a workout... but hey this gives me a new option if that craving hits. Thanks.

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just put a bit of the ground cinnamin in with the grind before you add the water; I do it in an expresso machine; ta da no gritty powder but all the punch

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I was having a hard time giving up my lattes. I tried regular coffee and it made me want to gag. Now I drink a grande Starbucks Americano most mornings. It's really good. I like the tast of espresso, not plain coffee. It's funny, I've only been on this program for 3 weeks, but during my second cheat day I drank a glass of milk and it tasted sooo sweet. Milk never tasted sweet to me before.

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Stevia, which seems to have little effect on my fat loss, is what I use in coffee as well as ice tea and my hemp protein powder/unsweetened almond milk shake.

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I buy flavored ground coffee from Wegmans - Cherry Chocolate, Hazelnut Chocolate....those add extra flavor and mix with the cinnamon.

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Jenny, here's an idea.

I've seen this product on ThinkGeek called "Miracle Berries" which cause your taste buds to taste sweet no matter what you are eating.

I recently saw the product on Dr. Oz, & they took the chewable tablet. It caused a lemon to taste sweet.

So I'm thinking of trying this product to see if it helps. Maybe it can help you too.

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I put a little vanilla extract along with the cinnamon. It smells wonderful! It tastes pretty good too. It's not the same as sweetened coffee (for me) but it is drinkable.

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I make my coffee with a French Press, and I add the cinnamon to the grinds prior to adding hot water. So good!

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I've been putting mint leaves in my coffee; I put the cinnamon directly in the pot, and the mint leaves work either in the pot with the cinnamon, or in the filter with the coffee grounds.

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I add cinnamon to the coffee grounds before it's brewed, add some cinnamon to each cup afterward, and buy a lighter coffee. I avoid the dark roasts so that it's naturally a bit sweeter.

It took me a few days to get used to cinnablack coffee, but now I love it!

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Even though I'm not usually a coffee drinker, I'm ready to start now that I made this discovery this weekend: cinnamon extract from Primal Essence.

My bottle looks a little different from the one at the link above; I got it at one of the natural food co-ops in my area. Anyway, each pump from the little bottle is considered equivalent to a teaspoon of cinnamon. I used it to flavor my unflavored Vega, and it was delish! Added that magical sweetness and a perfect amount of seasoning with just one pump (100 per bottle for about $10). You might want to check it out!

Manufacturer's website

  • Bugzy commented Nov 28th 2011:

    It would be worth looking at the contents of the pump to see if it is cinnamon oil or something else. The active part of the cinnamon (for SCD purposes, not just flavour) is in the water soluble portion of the cinnamon, and is not present in the oil. Thus, putting ground or whole cinnamon in when you make your coffee, or even letting it steep in the cup of coffee or tea, will achieve the desired effect.

  • justin commented Nov 29th 2011:

    @LondonLady do you have a source about your statement regarding water soluble portion of cinnamon? I'd be interested in seeing it. I've actually used a cinnamon essential oil which worked very well for me - better than ground cinnamon. But I haven't done any tests or blood monitoring to see if it is more than just a placebo. I have wondered about what exactly in the cinnamon is the key.

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While I was travelling this weekend I popped into a coffee shop and ordered an Americano. When they asked if I wanted room for cream I said, "No, just room for cinnamon." She then asked if I wanted it brewed through the espresso shot! And, she even handed me the cinnamon shaker afterwards in case I wanted more. I went there several times over the weekend and two different baristas did the same thing for me!

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Stirring in a little cinnamon and a little vanilla extract takes the edge off of the plain black coffee if you don't like the taste. Once the weather is warmer I'll switch to black ice coffee because I love iced coffee black. Until then, the extract and cinnamon offer just a enough sweetness without triggering my sweet tooth.

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Putting the cinnamon in the filter with the coffee works well. Adding vanilla after it's brewed works really well too! I used to eat at least a 1/2 lb of cheese a week and drink a whole gallon of 2% milk a week, I thought I would never be able to stick to the slow card diet. It's only been two days, and I might have to start using heavy cream as suggested, but so far so good.

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I'm using a saccarine-based sweetener (Hermesetas) every time I have a cup of coffee or tea. According to their website, saccarine is not broken down by the body and just passes through the kidneys unchanged so I'm pretty sure it's okay to use on the SCD:

http://www.hermesetas.com/data/en/specialised/sweeteners/product.ph...

(someone please tell me if I should be cutting back on the amount of saccarine I'm using - I have 2-3 cups of coffee or tea a day...)

  • Douglas Sheehan Douglas Sheehan commented Aug 24th 2012:

    Saccharine is the worst artificial sweetener there is out there. Stevia is the best. There is a reason they stopped putting it drinks and foods in the late 70's.

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